The Dragon in Medieval East Christian and Islamic Art

The Dragon in Medieval East Christian and Islamic Art

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This book is a pioneering work on a key iconographic motif, that of the dragon. It examines the perception of this complex, multifaceted motif within the overall intellectual and visual universe of the medieval Irano-Turkish world. Using a broadly comparative approach, the author explores the ever-shifting semantics of the dragon motif as it emerges in neighbouring Muslim and non-Muslim cultures. The book will be of particular interest to those concerned with the relationship between the pre-Islamic, Islamic and Eastern Christian (especially Armenian) world. The study is fully illustrated, with 209 (b/w and full colour) plates, many of previously unpublished material. Illustrations include photographs of architectural structures visited by the author, as well as a vast collection of artefacts, all of which are described and discussed in detail with inscription readings, historical data and textual sources.... von Wilckens, 1991, p 48, fig 43, and p 347, n 47; technical analysis in Bulletin de liaison du CIETA 33, 1971, pp 22a€“57 A silk fragment ofuncertain date featuring a related elephant pattern is found at Siegburg; cf Meredith-Owens, a€œFAll, a€ EI2 V, anbsp;...

Title:The Dragon in Medieval East Christian and Islamic Art
Author:Sara Kuehn
Publisher:BRILL - 2011-07-12


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